What are the thousand accidental bargains that add up to a human life? ICT revives Arthur Miller’s ‘The Price’
At ICT in Long Beach -- Previews, May 8-9, plays May 10th-May 26th, Thursday thru Saturdays at 8 and Sunday matinees at 2
LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 2, 2019) — What price would you pay for respect and love? John Henry Davis directs Arthur Miller’s riveting tour de force, The Price, for International City Theatre, opening May 10 at ICT’s home in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. “Miller’s masterpiece still resonates, and we felt it was time to revive it in our larger space for a larger audience,” says ICT artistic director caryn desai. “It’s a timeless, universal subject that will always remain relevant: What’s really important in life? We all get to that place when we’re forced to reevaluate feelings we’ve held in since childhood, to reexamine the ways we related to our families when we were younger.”
Miller noted in his auto-biography, Timebends, that we are often “doomed to perpetuate our illusions because truth is too costly to face.”
THE REVIEWS ARE IN!
“A SUBLIME production that stirs its audience’s thoughts and feelings... FOUR STARS…The superb quartet of actors draws us into the story and keeps us wondering, guessing, hoping for the best for them, pondering how we might have done differently. The four carry a load of dialogue, but not a word is lost to inarticulateness, not a thought has gone unplumbed by Davis and his cast . . . . . . . science and art meet for an ideal time at the theater.”
- DANY MARGOLIES, LONG BEACH PRESS - TELEGRAM, OC REGISTER
"SPELLBINDING… Arthur Miller had his finger on the heartbeat of everyday Americans and the tenor of his times… The Price, under the sure-handed direction of John Henry Davis, has a cast that plumbs the depths of emotion with world-class assurance, surfing the surging and relaxing waters of passion with skill and confidence."
- PAUL MYRVOLD, THEATRE NOTES
“WOW!... POWERFUL, THOUGHT-PROVOKING DRAMA… Even half a century after its Broadway debut, its depiction of the price we pay for the choices we make delivers one powerful punch to the gut.”
“Under John Henry Davis’s incisive direction, Nevell and Foxworth leave indelible impressions in a pair of performances . . . rich, heartfelt, and heartbreaking . . .
- STEVEN STANLEY, StageSceneLA